Monday, January 14, 2019

The Evidence Explained Website is Back!

Good News for devotees of Evidence Explained by Elizabeth Shown Mills, the Evidence Explained website is back online! Apparently this happened around December 17, 2018.

The EE website was down for really a long time (since before June 2018) due to needed updates and modernization. So EE devotees had to rely on the Evidence Explained Facebook page which left non-Facebook users out in the cold. The new website is at the same URL so if you bookmarked it in your browser the same bookmark should get you to the "new" website.

From a short Q and A on the EE Facebook page's December 28 post, if you were a registered user (not needed to view the website, but needed to post to the forums) you will need to re-register on the new website. The website features a blog, QuickLessons and forums where users can ask their source and citation questions getting clarification or help crafting their source and citations from other users and even EE herself.

So if you have a question about a source or citation that has been burning for an answer, the forums are back to help you.

See you soon at Mt. Clemens Public Library!
LE

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Let's Talk...Genealogy Meets Tomorrow, Topic is: Where Do I Go From Here?

Tomorrow is the first MCGG Let's Talk...Genealogy discussion group meeting of 2019. This Wednesday, January 9, at 7 p.m. in the Local History and Genealogy Room of the Mount Clemens Public Library. Our topic for the night is ... Where Do I Go From Here?
 

Bring research questions, brick walls, or new finds to share with the group. Let's share our challenges, maybe someone will have an idea to solve them. 

New attendees are always welcome.

See you soon at the Mt. Clemens Public Library!
LE

Monday, January 7, 2019

The RootsTech 2019 LiveStream Schedule for February 27 to March 2, 2019

RootsTech is a genealogy and technology conference held each year in Salt Lake City, Utah. This year the conference runs February 27 to March 2. And like in previous years you can take part from the comfort of your favorite seat in your own home or where ever you happen to be with a good internet connection. Several sessions of RootsTech 2019 will be LiveSteamed each day so that those who cannot attend in person can take part in the learning.

Class session handouts will be available through the RootsTech 2019 conference app or the app's browser page in late February closer to the time of the conference. We will make a separate post on accessing the 2019 class session handouts once they are released.

Remember class times are listed in Mountain Time at the RootsTech website and in the RootsTech App. We are Eastern Time which is 2 hours ahead. So 8:30 am Mountain is 10:30 am Eastern. For your convenience we have listed the Live Stream Schedule here using Eastern Time and have included the class session numbers to make it easier finding the handouts.

Here's the Live Stream list according to Eastern Time. 

Wednesday, February 27th 
11:30 am to 12:30 pm  
What's New at FamilySearch?
presented by Ron Tanner

RT0001
 

1:00 pm  to 2:00 pm  
Hear Them Sing! Social History and Family Narrative
presented by Rebecca Whitman Koford
RT9521

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm  
Uncovering Family Stories with British and Irish Historic Newspapers (Sponsored by FindMyPast)
presented by Myko Clelland
RT3560

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm  
Connecting Your DNA Matches
presented by Jennifer Diahan Southard
RT3586

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm  
Wednesday General Session and Opening Event
presented by Stephen Rockwood, CEO of FamilySearch International
RT3000

Thursday, February 28th
10:00 am to 11:00 am 
Making the Leap -- Becoming a Professional Genealogist (Power Hour)
Luana Darby, Varlerie Elkins, Anne Teerlink

PH7232
 

11:30 am to 12:30 pm 
Finally! German Church Records and How to Use Them on FamilySearch
presented by Trish Melander
RT0007

1 pm to 2:00 pm  
Thursday General Session
presented by Patricia Heaton
RT4000

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
What You Don't Know about Ancestry (Sponsored by Ancestry)
presented by Crista Cowan
RT8014

5 pm to 6:00 pm
"Jumping the Broom," Oil, Inheritance and African American Marriage in the South
presented by Kenyatta Berry
RT7720

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Perilous Assumptions: Revisiting Those First Finds
presented by Kris Rzepcznski
[note: Yes, that Kris from the Archives of Michigan.]

RT1678

Friday, March 1st
10:00 am to 11:00 am 
Why and How to Put Yourself into Your Family History (Power Hour)
presented by Curt Witcher

PH3381
 
11:30 am to 12:30 pm 
Essential Considerations for DNA Evidence
presented by Blaine Bettinger
RT1928

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm 
Friday General Session
presented by Saroo Brierley
RT5000

3:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Getting the Most Out of Billions of Records on MyHeritage SuperSearch (Sponsors by MyHeritage)
presented by Mike Mansfield
RT2939

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Discover Your Japanese Ancestors
presented by Valerie Elkins
RT0289

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
The Research Road Map: Your Path to Success
presented by Amy Johnson Crow
RT4167

Saturday, March 2nd
10:00 am to 11:00 am 
Trace the Story of Immigrant Ancestors in 3 Steps (Power Hour)
presented by Susan Miller, D. Joshua Taylor, and Frederick Wertz

PH2318
 
11:30 am to 12:30 pm 
Examining Your DNA Matches with DNA Painter
presented by Jonny Perl
RT8707

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm 
Saturday General Session
presented by Jake Shimabukuro
RT6000

3:30 pm  to 4:30 pm
Leading with Science at 23andMe (Sponsored by 23andMe)
presented by Sarah Lashkey
RT4503

5:00 pm  to 6:00 pm
The Silent Language of the Stones: Reading Gravestones through Symbols and Carvings
presented by Joy Neighbors
RT1457

If it is like prior years, the Live Stream access will be right on the RootsTech homepage starting on that Wednesday. 

See You Soon at Mt. Clemens Public Library! 
LE

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Finding Your Roots TV Show Returns to PBS on January 8, 2019, at 8 p.m. EST

Season five of Finding Your Roots will premiere Tuesday, January 8, 2019, on your local PBS station at 8 p.m. EST. This is the hour-long genealogy television show headed by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

The season will spotlight 26 new guests. By episode they are: 1)
Actor Andy Samberg and author George R.R. Martin; 2) Michael K. Williams and Felicity Huffman; 3) Christiane Amanpour, Ann Curry and Lisa Ling; 4) Sheryl Sandberg, Kal Penn and Marisa Tomei; 5) S. Epatha Merkerson and Michael Strahan; 6) Laura Linney, Michael Moore and Chloe Sevigny; 7) Tulsi Gabbard, Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan; 8) Marina Abramovic, Alejandro Innaritu and Kehinde Wiley; 9) Tig Notaro, Seth Meyers and Sarah Silverman; 10) Ty Burrell, Joe Madison, Dr. Gates’ personal DNA story and “The Finding Your Roots: The Seedlings” STEM Camp.

Everyone has different television delivery/provider systems. Use your television provider's schedule system or PBS Detroit's schedule system to find the PBS channel number on your provider system and to learn when the show will be re-aired again. (On PBS Detroit's schedule system you can customize the listing to your service provider by edit or change provider so the schedule generated reflects your television provider's channels and schedule.) You can usually catch the episodes on your provider's in-demand service or on the PBS website a day or two after the episode has aired.

See You Soon at the Mt. Clemens Public Library!
LE

Let's Talk...Genealogy's First Meeting of 2019 is: Where Do I Go From Here?

It is the first MCGG Let's Talk...Genealogy discussion group meeting of 2019, this Wednesday, January 9, at 7 p.m. in the Local History and Genealogy Room of the Mount Clemens Public Library. Our topic for the night is ... Where Do I Go From Here?
 

Bring research questions, brick walls, or new finds to share with the group. Let's share our challenges, maybe someone will have an idea to solve them. 

New attendees are always welcome.

See you soon at the Mt. Clemens Public Library!
LE

Thursday, January 3, 2019

This Friday's MCGG Meeting Topic is: Exploring MyHeritage Library Edition

This Friday aka tomorrow, January 4, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Mount Clemens Public Library, MCGG member Lisa Eschenburg will present Exploring MyHeritage Library Edition on MeL.org. The Michigan Electronic Library (MeL) and its database MyHeritage Library Edition are free resources for all Michigan residents.

If you are in the Mt. Clemens area, PLEASE JOIN US.

See you soon at the Mt. Clemens Public Library!
LE

MCGG's SouthEast Michigan Genealogy Calendar Updated for Area's Meetings

Our MCGG SouthEast Michigan Genealogy Calendar has been updated.

You can easily find out what is going on at other historical and genealogical groups and societies around southeast Michigan.

See you soon at Mt. Clemens Public Library!
LE